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Old 01-06-2012, 11:16 AM
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tried wetsanding...wouldn't touch it! I ended up dry sanding with a d/a using 240 grit paper to get through to red, then 600, 1200 wet, 1500 wet, and buffing it with 3m heavy duty compound, extra cut, and finally finesse it 2. Lots of steps, but worth it.
Wow, that poor boat must have been exposed to the sun non-stop. Great work.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:19 PM
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Looks fantastic. Great work.



BTW, that's an amazing looking shop you've got there.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:22 PM
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I have the exact color of your boat in a 1984. I bought mine new and have files on where to get a lot of parts. I also have new dash switches for the 1984-85 year model. You can contact Keith at 972-998-1885.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:16 PM
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Can't wait to another one look like this :



They are truly a dying breed. I love this boat. It was the best purchase I have made in 27 years. Mine is an 84.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:31 PM
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Can't wait to another one look like this :

They are truly a dying breed. I love this boat. It was the best purchase I have made in 27 years. Mine is an 84.
Nice looking machine. I'm always in the market for a boat like this. Never sell an old school without asking me...

A really nice looking machine. I can tell you're proud of it... I like skiing but messing with the boats themselves is where my boating pleasure lies...

Excellent 84 model..... I've had several of them over the years.....

Looks like an old Wheel Horse on the lawn. Is it for sale?

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I would like to see a full set of pictures of your boat if you have time to post up in the next few days.

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Old 01-06-2012, 09:59 PM
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sorry about the quality of the last pic. (took it with my phone) I'll post some better ones.
Next up, replace carpet, and redo interior. anyone know what type of material the seats use? It's different than typical boat fabric.
Stop using crappy cameras for pictures... dammit...

When removing the old carpet, remove it in as much of one piece as you can. It will serve you well as a template for cutting the new pieces. I promise this will save you time and headaches..... don't go ripping it out like a wild man....

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Old 01-06-2012, 11:38 PM
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Can't wait to another one look like this :



They are truly a dying breed. I love this boat. It was the best purchase I have made in 27 years. Mine is an 84.
Nice boat! are the stars/decals white or beige on that boat?? I just ordered mine in beige, because that's what came off it.

Tonight I removed the trailer...that was a trick. I figured it's not really enhancing the look of the boat. (wife thinks I'm over the edge...and she's prob right)
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:49 PM
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Looks like this is a popular color to restore! If you need any help or have questions please feel free to ask, our 83 went through this last year and came out a 29 year old new boat. So far you look to be off to a great start! This site flat out RULES I couldnt have done it without them!

She started Rough...





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Old 01-07-2012, 12:35 AM
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Beautiful Stars and Stripes. I recently aquired my first MC (1988 ProStar 200 - Outboard).
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:24 PM
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a few more pics. After buffing the entire boat, I decided the trailer looked bad! Sooo, another project begins. I'm thinking of painting the fenders in red to match center stripe of boat. Any thoughts??
Also, doing away with nonfunctional surge brakes (boat's not that heavy anyway), new swivel jack, rims and tires.
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